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Smart Landscape Design Tips

Is it possible to design beautiful and useful landscapes when you are not a formally trained designer? Yes! Below are terrific tips on how to design a landscape with confidence.

Tips & Tricks

May 16, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Types of Birch Tree Compared

Those birch trees come in many shapes and sizes, these trees can be a very ornamental display in smaller landscapes, which makes them worthy of installing.

Plant Spotlight

May 13, 2021

Attract More with Custom Designs

Spending the time to produce a well thought out custom design absolutely sets you apart from all other contractors while making a client’s landscape more cohesive.

Design Inspiration

May 10, 2021

The Larkyn Manor: From iScape to Real-Life

A lot of times, you don’t exactly know what you want your outdoor space to look like. With iScape, you can create multiple designs and see what you like with different yard features!

Real Stories

May 7, 2021

Give These Suggestions to Your Clients

Many are at a loss when it comes to the outdoor landscaping. That’s why it’s so important to have a couple yard suggestions handy for when a homeowner looks for guidance in making the outdoor design decisions.

Tips & Tricks

May 4, 2021

May Lawn & Garden To-Do List!

Across all regions of the United States, May is a very active landscaping and gardening month. Check out a dozen smart tips to bring your May landscape into all its glory.

Tips & Tricks

May 1, 2021

Bring Your DreamScape to Life

Creating your perfect landscape doesn’t happen overnight, which is why it’s okay to take baby steps toward the final product. And with iScape, it’s easy to take that first step of designing!

Design Inspiration

April 29, 2021

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses offer a fantastic low maintenance and sustainable solution for landscaping design that offer drought tolerance and long life. Here are some tips on how to grow them!

Tips & Tricks

April 26, 2021

Why You Should Raise Your Lawn Mower Cutting Height

Turf grass can actually be one of the most important and traditional components of a landscape. Learn more here:

Tips & Tricks

April 23, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day With Special Discount

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April 22, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Summersweet Clethra

Learn how Summersweet Clethra grows in this post and you will have amazingly sweet-scented flowers bloom throughout the heat of the season.

Plant Spotlight

April 17, 2021

iScape's Yard of the Month

Check out our favorite landscape design of the week; not only did Z+M Shust design their dream farmhouse with iScape, but they actually brought it to life!

Real Stories

April 14, 2021

Don’t Miss These Transitional Season Trends

Curious about the up and coming trends for this spring and summer season? Here’s what you can look out for this season and what you may want to consider for your own outdoor space!

Design Inspiration

April 11, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Hakonechloa Grass

A long-lived herbaceous ornamental perennial, this graceful foliage plant can truly light up the dark understory of a wooded area with its waterfall-like foliage. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

April 8, 2021

Composting 101

Compost is one of the best ways to add magical microbes and healthy nutrients to your gardens and landscaping. Soil that is rich with natural ingredients and a positive microbial activity is the secret to a strong and healthy garden.

Tips & Tricks

April 5, 2021

Create a Till-Free Garden

While most gardeners think they have to till the soil over when they plant a vegetable or garden bed, it’s not necessary. In fact, it is much healthier to use a till-free technique.

Design Inspiration

April 2, 2021

From iScape Design to Final Product!

Do you want to be next in line for a complete outdoor landscape transformation? Submit a project proposal through Hire-A-Designer to create the vision you’ve always had!

Real Stories

March 30, 2021

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy When Dealing with Drought Conditions

A little bit of ingenuity and a willingness to change your approach to lawn maintenance can go a long way in helping your grass thrive amidst drought conditions.

Tips & Tricks

March 25, 2021

3 Ideas to Boost Your Property’s Value this Spring

If you’re a homeowner planning to sell at some point in the future, there are some home improvements that you should consider that will make it more attractive to buyers.

Tips & Tricks

March 22, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus is a beautiful ground hugging, native, multi-stemmed cactus that can survive both northern winter snow and harsh southwest weather with ease. Growing the cactus is easy and quite a novelty in northern gardens.

Plant Spotlight

March 19, 2021

Save Landscape Waste to Reuse in a Garden

Every year countless thousands of spent garden bulbs are tossed in the dumpster after the bulbs make their flowery show. You can save these bulbs and other green waste and reuse it in other landscapes though.

Tips & Tricks

March 16, 2021

Steps to Design a Water Smart Landscape

Designing a water-smart landscape is based upon the region, or garden zone, you live in. It’s all about conserving water, but also time and money. Here are a few smart rules to follow:

Tips & Tricks

March 13, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your Soil and Build a Healthier Landscape

When your soil is healthy, this builds a smart structure for roots. Healthy roots mean happy plants and trees.

Tips & Tricks

March 10, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Dappled Willow

Dappled Willow is a spectacularly colored cultivar and can be found in the iScape database as a deciduous shrub that is a standout in the landscape for its vibrant color changing leaves.

Plant Spotlight

March 7, 2021

Buying a Home: Do You Need a Home Inspection

When you’re buying your next home, whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, you want to ensure that you always get a home inspection. It may look perfect, but you only truly know the property issues when you live in it for an extended period. Read more for home inspection tips.

Tips & Tricks

March 4, 2021

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